Tag Archives: Han-earl Park

Broken Families: Collectivism, Violence, Imagined Utopias and Improvisation (a twitter transcript)

Simon Rose: “Did you know how loud you were?” Han-earl Park: “Oh. Yes.” Rose: “I thought you did.” Thoughts and questions in response to Translating Improvisation’s symposium back in May from the POV of an institutionally unaffiliated, sometimes teacher, amateur scholar and anthropologist [previous twitter transcripts…]. Below the fold is an unedited twitter transcript of […]

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drama without narration (review: io 0.0.1 beta++)

Somehow I managed to miss this when it came out way back in March 2012. Noël Tachet’s review of ‘io 0.0.1 beta++’ (SLAMCD 531) in Improjazz: Expériences de résonnances et d’occupation de l’espace sonore. Très dramatique sans narration. Tout l’espace est occupé, toujours de manière surprenante, avec peu de sons, peu de matière (toutefois l’occupation […]

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cross-cultural entanglements (reviews: Anomic Aphasia)

Yet more reviews of ‘Anomic Aphasia’ (SLAMCD 559) with Han-earl Park, Catherine Sikora, Nick Didkovsky and Josh Sinton. Following up on Cisco Bradley’s profile in JazzTokyo, Takeshi Goda locates my work within the context of cross-cultural meetings in New York, and draws attention to the names and titles: ジャケット写真に写るのはギターのピックとサックスのリード。アルバム・タイトルは「失名詞症(失語症のひとつ。ものの名称を言ったり認識できない症状のこと)」の意味。便宜的にトラック・タイトルは付されているものの、言葉のない楽器同士の対話である即興演奏に名前をつける事は出来ない訳で、ギターとサックスの音響が重なり合う物音の交歓を総称するのにこれほど適したタイトルはないだろう。 友人たちに「ハン」(ハン・ベニンクと同じ発音)と呼ばれているというパクの在籍するグループには他にも数字絡みの名前が多い(Mathulde 253、io 0.0.1 beta++、Numbersなど)。数学を突き詰めると具体的な数値の存在しない哲学思想に近づくというから、名詞化できない即興の極致を求めるハンたちの活動理念の表出かもしれない。 2013年末にアイルランドに帰国し、現在はヨーロッパ中心に演奏活動を続けるハンだが、このアルバムにスナップされたNYシーンとの恊働が、今後も失われる事なく継続することは間違いない。[Read the […]

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Han-earl Park, Dominic Lash and Mark Sanders plus Caroline Pugh: seeking performances (UK, 2015)

Seeking performance opportunities; particularly in the UK early-December (maybe late-November) 2015: Han-earl Park (guitar), Dominic Lash (double bass) and Mark Sanders (drums) plus Caroline Pugh (voice and electronics). [About the Park-Lash-Sanders trio…] Contact me for further information (availability, technical rider, etc.). about the ensemble Hear guitarist Han-earl Park push and pull on the guitar-amplifier dancing […]

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update: Just Improvisation, Belfast

May 29 and 30, 2015: as previously posted, I’ve been invited to participate in Just Improvisation: Enriching child protection law through musical techniques, discourses and pedagogies. See below for the program including the list of musicians involved. The symposium, organized by Translating Improvisation, takes place at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (Queen’s University, Belfast, N. […]

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performance: Arif Ayab and Caroline Pugh plus at The Guesthouse, Cork

Last minute performance announcement! Tomorrow (Friday, May 15, 2015), at 6:30pm: Arif Ayab and Caroline Pugh [about their collaboration…] with Irene Murphy, Eimer Reidy, Han-earl Park and Helen Horgan. The event takes place at The Guesthouse (10 Chapel Street, Shandon, Cork, Ireland). [Facebook event…]

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twist and turn, scrape, squeak and melodic (reviews: Anomic Aphasia)

Brittle? Tough and dense? Accessible and captivating? Exhilarating? Or verging on lyrical? John Eyles at All About Jazz gives ‘Anomic Aphasia’ (SLAMCD 559) with Han-earl Park, Catherine Sikora, Nick Didkovsky and Josh Sinton ☆☆☆☆½: The guitarists’ [Nick Didkovsky’s and Han-earl Park’s] two very different styles could have clashed, but they find ways of fitting them […]

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thanks: Han-earl Park and Dominic Lash plus Corey Mwamba (Manchester, Cambridge and London, May 2015)

Note of thanks for the performances in Manchester, Cambridge and London. Thanks in particular to our hosts (their partners and cats) and organizers: David Birchall and everyone at Tubers; David Grundy; and Alex Ward at Boat-ting (and hope you feel better soon, Sibyl Madrigal). Kudos to all the performers who shares the stage, and to […]

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tonight: Han-earl Park and Dominic Lash at Boat-ting, London

Tonight (Monday, May 4, 2015), at 8:30pm (doors: 8:00pm): a performance by Han-earl Park (guitar) and Dominic Lash (double bass). Also performing are Steve Noble (drums), Massimo Magee (saxophone) and Tom Wheatly (double bass); Tom Jackson (clarinet), Benedict Taylor (viola) and Daniel Thompson (guitar); Crush!!! (Ian MacGowan: trumpet; Sonic Pleasure: masonry; and Mark Browne: saxophone); […]

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tonight: Han-earl Park and Dominic Lash at Robinson College, Cambridge

Tonight (Sunday, May 3, 2015), at 7:00pm: Han-earl Park (guitar) and Dominic Lash (double bass), plus David Grundy and Martin Hackett, perform at Robinson College Music Room (Grange Road, Cambridge CB3 9AN, England). Admission free. Han-earl Park and Dominic Lash will also be performing in London tomorrow night (May 4). See the performance diary for […]

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reminder: Han-earl Park, Dominic Lash and Corey Mwamba at Tubers MiniFestival, Manchester

This Saturday (May 2, 2015), at 5:00pm: Han-earl Park (guitar), Dominic Lash (double bass) and Corey Mwamba (vibraphone) perform as part of Tubers MiniFestival at St. Margaret’s Church (Rufford Road, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 8AE). Admission is £8 at the door. PLM? Pashamba? I’m looking forward to the greatly. Always fun to play with The […]

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JazzTokyo: Jazz Right Now

As part of his regular JazzTokyo column reporting on the new New York “21st Century Improvised Music” scene, Cisco Bradley (with Japanese version of the text by Takeshi Goda) writes about Anomic Aphasia (“one of the most interesting recent releases” in which “they dot, occasionally splash, and, at times, tear their collective portrait as they […]

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